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Strawman 3

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D

United States Air Force

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Strawman 3

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Strawman series of ELINT/SIGINT satellites, known for decades only as “Heavy Ferrets”, are the fourth variation of Agena-based ELINT satellites. These satellites were designed to detect, map and investigate SAM and ABM radars.


Space Launch Complex 1W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

710 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 1W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Thorad SLV-2G Agena D – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 32.9 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 91 T

The Thorad SLV-2G Agena D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1966-08-09. Thorad SLV-2G Agena D has 29 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 30 launches. Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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